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Huntsman: GOP like Chinese Communist Party ‘if you’re off script’

Former Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman on Monday blasted the media and insisted he was taken out of context he after compared the Republican Party to the Communist Party of China. Speaking at the 92nd Street Y in New York on Sunday, Huntsman recalled that he had been disinvited to…

Olbermann: ‘Almost deliberate’ gas price hikes are to hurt Obama

Liberal commentator Keith Olbermann on Sunday suggested that the price of gas had been artificially manipulated since President Barack Obama took office to hurt his chances at re-election. In an appearance on ABC, Olbermann noted he had become suspicious after gas prices increased from $1.61 a gallon when Obama took…

GOP strategist: Palin is ‘ridiculous’ for blaming Obama for Secret Service scandal

Republican strategist Matthew Dowd lashed out Sunday morning on ABC at those who criticized President Barack Obama for the Secret Service prostitution scandal, especially former Alaska governor Sarah Palin. In his usual participation on This Week‘s roundtable, Dowd was tired of some blaming Obama for the ongoing scandal. “The hair…

Rubio: George W. Bush ‘did a fantastic job as president’

Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio on Sunday refused to explain how a potential Romney administration would be different from George W. Bush’s administration, but insisted that the last Republican president “did a fantastic job” and his brother, former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL), would be a “fantastic vice president.” “I haven’t…

Axelrod: Tea party ‘reign of terror’ blocked immigration reform

Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod on Sunday explained that President Barack Obama had not accomplished comprehensive immigration reform because the tea party had driven mainstream Republicans so far to the right. “I think a lot of Republicans in Congress want to cooperate, know better — but they’re in the thralls…

Mitch Daniels: Romney doesn’t need strategy for women, Latinos

Republican Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is dismissing the idea that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney needs a specific plan to win over women and Latino voters. During a Sunday interview, Fox News host Chris Wallace noted that President Barack Obama had a significant lead among women, Hispanics and low-income…

Lieberman: Hold Obama ‘accountable’ for Secret Service scandal

Independent Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman on Sunday insisted that President Barack Obama and the White House should be held accountable for a sex scandal within the Secret Service and for lavish spending at the General Services Administration (GSA). “It would be unfair to hold President Obama responsible for this outrageous…

RNC chair holds back on Romney endorsement ‘out of respect’

Current Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus appeared on CNN’s “John King USA” on Friday night, but withheld his endorsement of presumptive Republican 2012 nominee Governor Mitt Romney (R-MA). CNN’s Chief White House Correspondent Jessica Yellin asked Priebus whether he shouldn’t, as party chair, endorse the obvious front-runner and stave…

Iowa Republican: ‘Buffett rule’ proof Obama doesn’t ‘love this country’

And now, Gentle Readers, it’s time for another edition of Tea Party Republicans Say the Darnedest Things. On Thursday, April 19 at a Tea Party rally in Lamoni, Iowa, Think Progress reports that Republican Congressional candidate Dan Dolan declared that President Obama’s support of the so-called “Buffett Rule” is proof…

Writer Eric Alterman tells Moyers liberals need to regain ‘fighting spirit’

Writer and historian Eric Alterman appeared on the April 20 edition of “Moyers and Company” to discuss his new book The Cause: The Fight for American Liberalism from Franklin Roosevelt to Barack Obama. In a wide-ranging and thoughtful discussion, Alterman makes the case to Bill Moyers that while social liberalism…

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